Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have made changes to our services for vulnerable adults to make sure that they are both effective and safe.

See further information about changes to services.


Poole has access to a range of suitable housing options to meet the needs of care leavers. This includes Staying Put, supported lodgings, specialist supported housing schemes, a training flat, local authority tenancies and private rented accommodation.

Your accommodation will form part of your pathways plan and you will be supported in finding stable accommodation.

Shared lives schemes support adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems or other needs that make it harder for them to live on their own. 

The schemes match someone who needs care with an approved carer. The carer shares their family and community life, and gives care and support to the person with care needs. More information can be found on the Poole FIS website.

Useful links

Housing options and advice for ages 16-25 
Centre Point - Homelessness - A charity that provides accommodation and support to homeless people aged 16–25.
Shelter - Housing and homelessness advice.
Action for children Dorset - A UK children’s charity committed to helping vulnerable and neglected children and young people and their families.
Leaving Care - 
The National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum.
Catch-22 - A social business building resilience and aspiration in people and communities.

Page last updated: 26 August 2021
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